Wild Flower Hotline

March 17: Out of concern for the safety of our community, Theodore Payne Foundation is closed to the public, effective immediately.
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We encourage you to chase some beautiful California wild flowers and enjoy being outdoors, but please maintain safe social distancing on walks and hikes. 

The acclaimed Theodore Payne Wild Flower Hotline, founded in 1983, offers free weekly on-line and recorded updates – posted each Friday from March through May – on the best locations for viewing spring wild flowers in Southern and Central California. All locations are on easily accessible public lands and range from urban to wild, distant to right here in Los Angeles. We balance the spectacle of annual flower displays with perennial plants and their spring color.

The Hotline is meant to help people enjoy the unique and beautiful nature of Southern California, without diminishing that resource in years to come. We encourage people to treat these floral treasures with care and respect.

  • Stay on the paths
  • Stand on bare ground
  • Leave the flowers unharmed
  • Take only photographs

The 2020 Wild Flower Hotline is made possible by memberships, donations, and the generous support of our sponsors. Please support the Hotline today! Click on the logos to learn more about our 2020 Hotline sponsors. 








Hear recorded reports, narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Joe Spano, the Voice of the Wild Flower Hotline, at 818 768-1802 ext 7. New reports every Friday, March through May!